DJI Mavic Air 2S review: new sensor makes all the difference

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    Despite being less than a year old, DJI is updating its popular Mavic Air 2 drone and is releasing the Mavic Air 2S. A drone with a new 1-inch sensor capable of shooting 5.4K video and 4K video up to 60FPS.

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The Verge
The Verge

Do you plan to purchase the Air 2S or wait for the Pro 3?

Ай мурун
Rixx1313
Rixx1313

I stand still with MA2

22 күн мурун
Gas411 Gas
Gas411 Gas

Note that the pro 3 will be not less than 1600usd like when the pro 2 came out the change will be on the camera quality maybe 6 k or 8 k with variable focal think they will go with side sensor yes but flight time will not be more than the air 2 so so so my toughts is that even if the mavic pro 3 comes out with a upgrade it will not be as that big from the air 2s just remember if you looking for quality on photo and vidéo you will have to go for the inspire 2 you would never get that pro quality on a mavic 3 pro sorry guys but to no pain to gain 4000usd minimum to get the pro feeling end.

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Axel Adjedj
Axel Adjedj

Do you recommend it for a 1st drone instead of the Mini2?

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rash j. s.
rash j. s.

I might have missed it if it was mentioned in the vid, but what's the flight time on the 2S?

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Alex Xie
Alex Xie

i might sell my air 2 (frame only) and buy an air 2s also frame only since they use the same battery. Hopefully will save me some money by doing that.

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Kiran Muradi
Kiran Muradi

Give awY it for me sir..plz

3 күн мурун
Khaled Mohammad Shaad
Khaled Mohammad Shaad

Hi, I would like to ask you that, How air 2s perform in windy weather, Like the seaside area has a different wind speed than other area. I had mavic mini, but my experience was not good. most of the time I can’t fly.

8 күн мурун
Jason Prezant
Jason Prezant

re: not being able to use digital zoom while taking a photo: why would you? Just crop in post.

13 күн мурун
Johnny Rhythmix
Johnny Rhythmix

A lot of features have limitation in Air2s. Less Flight time, see props in 5.4k and in Mastershots, limitation ISO in Dlog, limitation of Zoom and Transmission Display lag, focus problem and more...

16 күн мурун
Railfanning with Tony V
Railfanning with Tony V

I Just purchased this as an upgrade to my current Mavic air that Ive put over 5000 flight hrs on, so far I love it.

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Grant Menner
Grant Menner

Great video mate. Very helpful for me as I am looking at biting the air 2S.. but i have never flown a drone.

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Francis Rene
Francis Rene

Thanks for the great review. Sorry if I missed it but can you adjust in-camera sharpness with the 2s?

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vikky editography
vikky editography

Can I buy it for wedding photography

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victor fuentes
victor fuentes

Nahhhh waiting ✋for the Dji mavic mini 2S!

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Scott J. Parisi
Scott J. Parisi

Will the remote hold an iPad Mini?

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MrSpice
MrSpice

Great review...very indepth! This was like reading the manual but more fun :) Do people even read manuals anymore though...lol. Great job on your video :)

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주드론:JDR
주드론:JDR

A2S is better than Inspire2, phantom4pro, Mavic 2 pro for now.

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Shashi Kumar
Shashi Kumar

Important is battery life

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Edward Malone
Edward Malone

Wait, all those smooth shots I see are only like that due to post stabilisation added??

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Ian L
Ian L

It is shameful that DJI disabled the Waypoint function from aie2 and 2s SDK,, They just pulled an Apple there

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RickJames1811
RickJames1811

You take beautiful video. Thanks. I just got my 2S. I think I'm addicted.

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Di CAPONE
Di CAPONE

The cropping when switched to 4K-60; that info is worth gold! Thanks a lot for that one. I must also add that I thought that in business, people would be honest. But now I see that the manufacturer, in this case, for this point on the cropping when switching to 4K-60 ... is the same as politics. Man, why didnt they tell us that ??? Again - may thanks!

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Uche Oji
Uche Oji

Regulations and faux-airport-restricted fly zones killed my drone use years back in UK.

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itowmyhome
itowmyhome

I think this came out because top management needed a mid cycle profit boost so it could reflect in the compensation packages

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Ibrahim khilji
Ibrahim khilji

He keeps saying mavic air 2s, whereas it is air 2s only :) nevertheles, nice video, thanks for sharing.

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Wenky Innocent
Wenky Innocent

Which should i get for an inexperienced pilot, the 2s or fpv

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John Bat
John Bat

A 2s 100%.

14 күн мурун
The Sheridan Files
The Sheridan Files

Great review. I have been on the fence for years afraid of losing my drone. Waiting this long may have paid off. This review may make me pull the trigger. Again, you were very honest, thanks.

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BertoBeats
BertoBeats

As someone who used to live in North Beach this video is making me super nostalgic

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Justin Wong
Justin Wong

my Air 2S flied 1km in an open area then no signal, and flied 200m over top buildings then no signal I have mavic pro 1 before, but totally not this weak

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Eric H
Eric H

Regulated. Old drone aren't

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Gary Norris
Gary Norris

It’s the DJI Air 2S , not DJI I Mavic Air 2S.

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Tsai Joy
Tsai Joy

2:16 why is the video shot in Taipei? is the verge based here too?

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misssometing
misssometing

it's San Francisco

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syrianization
syrianization

Do you think eventually they’ll introduce zooming in with DLOG or HLG?

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Erik Dreyer
Erik Dreyer

Where was this footage taken? City?

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Aake Ahonen
Aake Ahonen

Correct me if I am wrong but you can change shutterspeed midflight on mavic air 2. There is no shutterlock based on chosen fps.

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Mckenzy GH
Mckenzy GH

thank you

Ай мурун
Matt Do
Matt Do

I just got my Air 2 for Christmas and now this happens...

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Hi-TyCh
Hi-TyCh

Same, I had it since November. Never used it lol

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Mark Pappas
Mark Pappas

good to see The Condor make an appearance...

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Dhimas Ginting
Dhimas Ginting

you keep comparing to the mavic 2 pro which isn't fair. we want to know is it worth to buy in its price point. not the lack of features compared to its big brotherm

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DroneStories
DroneStories

Fine ! Lets compare the 4k 60 from AIR 2 vs 4k 60 from Air 2 S. Uncrop vs crop

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Matt Shockley
Matt Shockley

Great review! If you had to recommend this drone vs the mavic 2 pro, which would you recommend if money is not the issue? Also, do you have to de-noise your night time / low light footage ?

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Canadian Youtuber
Canadian Youtuber

I assume thats a different Phil Esposito producer lol.

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mrngoitall
mrngoitall

Anyone else get lost in the beautiful drone shots of SF and had to rewind once they snapped out of it and realized there was narration? No? Just me?

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The Real Jimmy
The Real Jimmy

Not in the least bit excited for the 2S but way more excited to consider a DJI Pocket 3 with a 1 inch sensor since DJI tends to pair them together and leap frog them. In the order of Mavic Air/OSMO Pocket, Air 2/Pocket2. So lets hope for 2S/Pocket 3 to continue the tradition of sharing the same sensor. And with that Moaz screen competition, lets see if DJI will use that accessory port to include a flippy screen and a 1 inch sensor!!!!

Ай мурун
KOOL BROTHA
KOOL BROTHA

Oh yeah and don't forget the DJI no fly zones! I'll pass

Ай мурун
Teomino
Teomino

Mastershot of dog and dog tracking any chance?

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Six Demon Bag
Six Demon Bag

Is LAANC clearance all you need to fly next to those skyscrapers?

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Mr. Vested
Mr. Vested

Variable aperture is a deal-breaker. Looks great though! Mavic 3 is going to be nek-level 🙌

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Misael David
Misael David

will the new DJI Air 2s will work on a Ipad MIni 4? i would hate to buy another device.. I've been using the Ipad mini 4 since the Mavic 2 pro

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Just Travel Everywhere
Just Travel Everywhere

This is not the upgrade!!! From the air is upgraded from 2 !!! Before some months!! Just tell right things

Ай мурун
Alex Xie
Alex Xie

bruh i wish i had waited a few months to buy a drone cuz now im torn on whether to spend a few hundred bucks to resell my MA2 and upgrade to the A2S or to just live with noise video (I like to film in lower light scenarios so the 1-inch sensor is a huge plus for me)

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Liberty Lockdown
Liberty Lockdown

certainly seems like a nice tradeup for air 2 owners

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Alex Xie
Alex Xie

if only we could get more value for our air 2 lmao. dji is offering me 400 bucks to trade in my whole fly more combo and ebay isn't much better. I'd love to upgrade but I really don't want to spend the extra money when i literally just bought a drone 8 months ago

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MARCOS QUEM VARIEDADES
MARCOS QUEM VARIEDADES

Você deveria me presentear com um Drone desse seria legal fazer vídeo aqui no Brasil

Ай мурун
MARCOS QUEM VARIEDADES
MARCOS QUEM VARIEDADES

Brasil esse drone é muito bom ótima câmera imagem 4k vôo leve ótimo pra fazer gravação

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Lord Boross
Lord Boross

They dropped the "Mavic" word. Come on now, how did you not know that? It even says on the drone itself. 🤣🤣🤣☠️☠️☠️

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Mr. D
Mr. D

Does it work the smart controller?

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Six Demon Bag
Six Demon Bag

Yes

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Flex Plexico
Flex Plexico

Did ya’ll have the proper permits and licences to get and use these shots in a commercial setting?

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Jet Martin
Jet Martin

The DJI Air 2S is an amazing drone and I believe it is fairly priced compared to what is on the market today BUT keep in mind that while this drone list at $999 when you buy what I would consider the essentials for it...Namely: Fly More Combo (gives you 3 batteries plus other goodies), 1 yr of DJI CareRefresh (basically "Crash/repair/replacement insurance" ) and then with Taxes...you'll be sitting at $1,500 (depending on your sales Tax rate). My only point here is don't be lured in by the $999...you'll be spending 50% more than that to get what I consider to be the essentials. Unless you REALL REALLY REALLY need the 1" camera sensor I think the DJI Mavic Air 2 is a MUCH better value and for all practical purposes just as good as the Air 2S. And if you are wondering...the Mavic Air 2's camera is no slouch...it's pretty damn great.

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Peter Leix
Peter Leix

I sold my pro 2 when I got the original air 2 because even though it had a smaller sensor it made the same quality image and both suffered from the same problems with image noise. The air 2 however seemed like the mavic 2.5 to me because ocusync three is far superior to 2, the added 4k60 and when subject dictates it's nice to have. Now that they added a new 1 sensor this drone is a brainer but it makes me think they are going to drop the pro 3 with a full-frame sensor next with 6-8k and at least 4k 60 probably better. I mostly fly cinewhoops now for paid work so this thing is fine, If I'm upgrading my floating tripod it might be to the sony air peak

Ай мурун
CradyLab
CradyLab

Gorgeous footage of the Bay Area and I know you were flying under Part 107 but it begs the question: did you have any problems getting LAANC clearance and did you have to make any other prior arrangements in order to fly so close to those buildings in the Financial District?

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Andrew Reeves
Andrew Reeves

great vid. Ordered, still waiting. Order processing....Argh!!!!

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Daniel Bass
Daniel Bass

What about the controller... do you use a drone like this just to fly for fun? Or only to film footage?

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Jundy Tiu
Jundy Tiu

Did you ever notice propellers showing in the video while flying?

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kahp23
kahp23

mavic 3 will appear in 2 months.. . .

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David Marte
David Marte

Still got the OG Mavic air.

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Kyle Casey
Kyle Casey

Do you happen to have a Remote Pilot license when filming for commercial use with the drone?

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Debra Dukes
Debra Dukes

Wow, I have missed watching the Verge and reading articles from you, But I think this was Excellent footage.Really enjoyed.Thanks so much for all the information and all the hard work.Deb 💯👌✌

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Gio Trementozzi
Gio Trementozzi

When you compare the 5.4K to the 4K and say that it is cropping that it’s really unfair because 4K is meant to be a smaller resolution which means that it will be cropped compared to 5.4

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Gio Trementozzi
Gio Trementozzi

@Canadian Youtuber ohh ok thanks

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Canadian Youtuber
Canadian Youtuber

You should be able to see the same recorded area at a smaller resolution though. I believe his point was that that is not the case.

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Nafiz Haq
Nafiz Haq

DJI has lost the plot ! Rather than launching a new Mavic pro, they came up with literally the same drone launched a year ago with S on it !

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Cody Cha
Cody Cha

Digital zoom in photos is the same as cropping on post...in other words, it's unnecessary

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Jake
Jake

The video quality on this is 🔥

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Md. Ehsanul Islam
Md. Ehsanul Islam

At last a proper review of Air 2s. Most other reviews were biased / paid in my opinion. Magic 2 pro is still a better drone than this.

Ай мурун
Optium
Optium

Those shots of SF 😍😍

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Eric NZ
Eric NZ

Awesome review mate, many DJI sponsored reviewers wouldn’t mention the negatives

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Drone The World 4K
Drone The World 4K

2:40 are those zoom values lossless ? and is it worth to upgrade from the Air 2 ?...

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Drone The World 4K
Drone The World 4K

2:40 are those zoom values lossless ? and is it worth to upgrade from the Air 2 ?...

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3D Models & Toys
3D Models & Toys

This drone is double the price i would consider paying. Even so people would use it for a couple times than store it. Paying so much for this drone is only worth it if you do professional work.

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cweb1988
cweb1988

If skydio created a folding version of their X2 drone.....it'd be game over for DJI.

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John Harvey
John Harvey

They have

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81722Les
81722Les

kinda stupid. why cannibalize your own good product?

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Jesse Castillo
Jesse Castillo

Great review, thank you for the info and comparison to their flagship drone. You got yourself a new subscriber 👍🏼

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Jared M Johnson
Jared M Johnson

Why would you want a digital zoom when taking photos?

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Alex Vlad
Alex Vlad

ITS NOT A MAVIC !

Ай мурун
SoundOfYourDestiny
SoundOfYourDestiny

DJI blew it monumentally by not making this compatible with the FPV goggles. WTF?

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SoundOfYourDestiny
SoundOfYourDestiny

@John Harvey Depending on where you look, you can find DJI being coy about whether they might be enabled someday. Their site's FAQ addresses this question with "Watch future firmware updates." But they're losing sales in the meantime and squandering the excitement over the product release. I'd have ordered by now.

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John Harvey
John Harvey

Was wondering about that. Thanks

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F1REBE4RD
F1REBE4RD

I have the Air 2. Think I'll pass on this until it gets adjustable aperture. Such a convenience when flying in changing lighting scenarios

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Ethan Joshua
Ethan Joshua

I think the air 2 is good enough

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Marquis Kish
Marquis Kish

There are so many parts of SF you’re flying in where you’re not allowed to fly drones and it’s making my anxiety skyrocket 😅

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Marquis Kish
Marquis Kish

@eSCAPE I don’t think any of that was DJI footage. And yeah, With the way people are flying nowadays, it’s gonna be no time at all before software updates disabling flight in restricted areas is mandatory.

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eSCAPE
eSCAPE

Welcome to the majority of drone flyers. If people started following regulations most people would have no use for these drones. Also, maybe I'm wrong but I assumed a lot of it was DJI's own footage

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Karam Murad
Karam Murad

I don't know why you all are using the same speaking style, I feel like am watching DJI Galaxy S21 review

Ай мурун
Marck Gheson Inacay
Marck Gheson Inacay

what place is the one in your video? is this in germany?

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Federico Baier
Federico Baier

Germany??? 😂😂😂 it's San Francisco!

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Daily Muse
Daily Muse

Dude ...Your complaining about the lack of digital zoom... Wah... Literally any editing software will do that for you soo...

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R A
R A

I'll stick to my Mavic Pro ... bought it for a grand years ago, still doing well capturing establishing shots for my paid gigs.

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Brian Mackey
Brian Mackey

No zoom in photo mode?

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Mark Kent
Mark Kent

Will the dedicated DJI controller work with the mavic air 2S? or the up coming mavic pro 3?

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Johnny Beales
Johnny Beales

If you mean the Smart Controller then yes it is compatible with the Air 2s. It is also bundled in a kit with the SC. No idea what the next Mavic will have yet.

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Shay
Shay

the air and mavic drones are cool and all but i want a phantom line update its been far to long

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Find Your Ventur
Find Your Ventur

Dji is killing it!

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Muhammad Mirsab
Muhammad Mirsab

I feel like this review had the best footage of all in terms of dynamic range.

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Backus Creative Imaging
Backus Creative Imaging

The Air S2 is definitely my new favorite drone, but you get way more dynamic range if you shoot in the log profile. I even made a LUT for the D-Log footage on it, check out my tutorial posted April 19th on my channel :)

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Turo
Turo

No single mention of battery life. No mention on DJI's product page, No one is mentioning the battery life of this drone when that may be equally as important as any camera improvements. This is a review of the 1inch sensor on the drone, not the DJI Mavic Air 2S itself

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Chad Bizeau
Chad Bizeau

I've seen a few videos about battery life. It's rated for 31 minutes, but in some real world testing it's about 25 minutes. Not accounting for wind or flying at top speed ...

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Cliff Totten
Cliff Totten

Sorry, but there is no 1 inch-type image sensor on planet Earth that does 14 stops of dynamic range. Not the IMX186 (Phantom 4 Pro & Mavic 2 pro) or IMX383 (Air 2s, Autel EVO 2 and about 4 other Sony cameras and camcorders. Sorry again but this Sony IMX383 (Air 2s) is literally the Lamborghini of Sony 1 inch-type sensors in their catalog. It's literally their highest performing 1 inch-type sensor and it's literally about 6 db+ cleaner then the old IMX183.

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Maxim Maltsev
Maxim Maltsev

Will the smart controller support OS3?

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wantsanewvehicle
wantsanewvehicle

Cool...but pass.. I have absolutely no need for one of these. It'd be cool to have..but no need/use at all.

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ReubenMRU
ReubenMRU

Lovely Review as is usually expected from the Verge! Thank you!

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Dharma
Dharma

i rather wait a true all new drone AIR 3 or AIR 4

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Michael Pacitti
Michael Pacitti

Will the filters off the Mavic2 pro fit the Air2S?

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Vinay Tadepalli
Vinay Tadepalli

Pro 3 for sure.

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David Z
David Z

Digital zoom on photo is useless. Bcz photo use whole sensor to get 20MP photo. Digital zoom is equal to post zoom. As for video, for 4k video, you only need 5M ish pixel, that’s thy when you use digital zoom, it crops the sensor to make it happen, this is totally different than post zoom. In other the tech review, it is indeed sharper using dji digital zoom than cropping in post.

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Tylor Kelbie
Tylor Kelbie

I got my dji air 2 for Christmas and it got stolen a month latter

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Bugside almighty
Bugside almighty

Why don't people just ignore the included camera and just attach a gopro like cinematic FPV guys do (serious question)

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